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Embattled former PUC chief Peevey resurfaces with a green energy book

Former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey talks about his new green energy book, his first public statement since the state began investigating whether he improperly influenced what consumers would pay for the San Onofre nuclear power plant shutdown.

California To Meet 2030 Renewable Energy Targets By 2020

A new report from the California Public Utilities Commission has concluded that the state's major utilities have already met or will all soon exceed the state's 2020 renewable energy target of 33%, and will likely meet the 2030 target of 50% by 2020. 

New BART trains fail safety inspection, delayed again

“Fleet of the future” plan for Thanksgiving rollout may take a holiday Delay is still the first stop for BART’s new “fleet of the future” train cars, which the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says failed a recent safety...Show More Summary

PG&E Was Cited For Multiple Power Line Maintenance Issues In Sonoma County In Recent Years

An audit conducted over two years ago by the California Public Utilities Commission into PG&E's Sonoma division, seemingly the last complete one done, revealed a lot of problems. [ more › ]

New Muni Trains To Start Service Before End Of The Year, Finally

The SFMTA announced that they're about to file paperwork with the California Public Utilities Commission requesting approval for the new line of Siemens-designed light-rail Muni Metro trains. [ more › ]

CA: BART's New Train Cars Delayed, Target is Thanksgiving

BART officials are acknowledging that the state's regulatory agency, the California Public Utilities Commission, has yet to sign off on thousands of pages of testing documentation, a process that is expected to take roughly 21 days, before it will certify

State agency denies San Juan Capistrano’s request for rehearing on disputed power substation

The California Public Utilities Commission has denied San Juan Capistrano’s request for a hearing to reconsider the regulatory panel’s Dec. 15 approval of a $381 million San Diego Gas & Electric expansion in south Orange County. The project includes changes and additions to an electrical substation in San Juan Capistrano that is within 1,000 feet […]

Will next governor end California government corruption?

The well-documented corruption in various wings of California state government shows few signs of abating soon. Even though Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest questionable appointees to the state’s powerful Public Utilities Commission have been...Show More Summary

Vermont regulators investigate solar energy company

The Vermont Public Utility Commission is investigating the business practices of a California company that installs rooftop solar energy systems. The Rutland Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2x9IG1O) that the state Public Service … Click to Continue »

Californians urged to save energy during solar eclipse

Californians have been asked to save energy during next month's eagerly-anticipated solar eclipse to help reduce the strain on the state's solar power resources. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has set up the CalEclipse.org website, where Californians are urged to “do your thing for the sun,” by reducing energy usage from 9 a.m. Show More Summary

State to require utilities to plug gas leaks big and small

California regulators have adopted a stricter rule that requires utilities to plug leaks in natural gas lines. The California Public Utilities Commission adopted regulations Thursday that aim to cut 40 … Click to Continue »

Uber in trouble for failing to investigate drunken drivers

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California regulators imposed $1.13 million in fines on Uber for failing to investigate user reports of drivers who were working while under the influence. The state Public Utilities Commission’s Consumer Protection and Enforcement Division (CPED) claims Uber breached the agency’s zero-tolerance...

Will California’s New, Bigger SGIP Subsidy Accelerate Energy Storage—Just As The CSI Drove Solar?

There's a new and bigger renewables subsidy now in effect in California, unanimously approved last week by the Public Utilities Commission, that has the potential to light up the energy storage market. The Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) has been boosting distributed energy in California for years. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Echols has made a career of pushing for equal access to services

The gig: Elizabeth Echols, 56, is director of the state Office of Ratepayer Advocates, the agency that represents consumers before the California Public Utilities Commission. She oversees 147 engineers, economists and financial experts who work for low utility rates for consumers. The Boston native...

Energy Jobs: Bring California Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Federal Scientists and Climate Experts

Last week, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) President Michael Picker handed out flyers in front of the D.C. offices of the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. The flyers pointed to a webpage with dozens...Show More Summary

Remember when Rick Perry tried to poach Tesla? California is returning the favor with his climate scientists

“Payback’s a bitch, Secretary Perry.” That’s what I imagine California Gov. Jerry Brown chortling to himself over the news that his Public Utilities Commission president is heading to D.C. to recruit climate scientists at the federal agency the former Texas governor now runs. Rick Perry famously...

TODAY’S STUDY: California’s Plan To Transform Its Energy System

California’s Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan: Aligning Vision and Action November 10, 2016 (California Public Utilities Commission) Introduction The California Legislature recently enacted legislation to further California’s deep commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and deploying distributed energy resources. Show More Summary

Art Rosenfeld, ‘Godfather’ of Energy Efficiency, Dies at 90

Arthur H. Rosenfeld, an energy pioneer often referred to as the "Godfather of Energy Efficiency," passed away at age 90 in Berkeley, California late last week. Speaking on behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission, Commissioner Carla Peterman said, “Art was a true champion for energy efficiency, science, and improving the planet. Show More Summary

Gov. Brown Appoints New Public Utility Commissioners to Replace Florio and Sandoval

Governor Jerry Brown has appointed environmental policy experts Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen to the California Public Utilities Commission, replacing commissioners Michael Florio and Catherine Sandoval whose six-year...Show More Summary

Gov. Jerry Brown selects two top advisors for spots on the California Public Utilities Commission

Essential Politics: Harris adds new Senate staffers, Brown pardons felons for Christmas Dec. 28, 2016, 12:25 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sen.-elect Kamala Harris continues to add key staff before...

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